If you’re lucky enough to have a job, do you take your work home with you? It turns out that having an abusive boss not only causes problems at work but can lead to strained relationships at home. The stress and tension have an impact on the employee’s partner, which affects the marital relationship and the employee’s entire family. A bad boss could estrange you from your kids or even break up your marriage.

But there’s hope: The same study also found that more children an employee has at home, the greater family satisfaction he or she has, and the longer the partner’s relationship, the less impact the abusive boss has on the family.

A supervisor’s abuse may include tantrums, rudeness, public criticism and inconsiderate action. Psychologist Dawn Carlson says, "This evidence highlights the need for organizations to send an unequivocal message to those in supervisory positions that these hostile and harmful behaviors will not be tolerated."

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